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Skilled Nursing Facilities and Your Rights

By grossepoint | Dec 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Moving in to a skilled nursing facility, or moving a loved one in to a skilled nursing facility can be stressful and overwhelming. The thought alone may cause somebody to feel a loss of independence and feel like their rights will be taken away. State and federal laws are in place to protect the rights…

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5 Tips to Aging Well

By grossepoint | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Things change as we age and get older. Our bodies and minds evolve in good ways, and in challenging ways. It happens to everyone, as we have no control over passing time. Most people don’t see themselves at an advanced age when they are young. It’s hard to contemplate a time when body and mind…

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How to Discuss Skilled Nursing Care With Your Aging Parents

By grossepoint | Nov 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

There may come a time when you have to discuss skilled nursing or long-term care with your aging parents. This may be a difficult conversation to start. The thought of our parents growing older and requiring help on a daily basis is difficult. Your parents may be facing the fact that they may need to…

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Opioids and Older Patients

By grossepoint | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

It has been well documented that there is an ongoing opioid crisis in this country. We read and watch news programs outlining the dangers, addictive nature, and negative impact opioids have inflicted on users.  These reports tend to highlight younger people who because of their addiction to opioids have moved to other drugs like heroin.…

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5 Things to Know about Medicare and Your Skilled Nursing Facility Stay

By grossepoint | Oct 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A stay in a skilled nursing facility can come very unexpectedly. An injury or illness more times than not will happen abruptly and could require a stay at a skilled nursing facility. While you can never fully prepare for a health event, it is important to at least understand the basics as it relates to…

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5 Questions to Ask When Given a Skilled Nursing Facility Referral List

By grossepoint | Sep 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Often times, a stay in a skilled nursing facility comes unexpectedly, as does an illness or an injury. Many people are discharged to a skilled nursing facility or SNF directly after a hospitalization. The purpose of a stay at a skilled nursing facility is to provide further care and rehabilitation to people that aren’t quite…

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4 Tips to Keeping Your Memory Strong

By grossepoint | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The human brain is a fascinating thing. It controls everything we do, internally and externally. One of the most interesting things the brain does is allow us to remember. Memories permit us to look back at the parts that make up our lives. This brings happiness and joy to most people. A lot of emphasis…

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The Benefits of Having a Cardiology Program in a Nursing Facility

By grossepoint | Jul 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities directly from hospitals are likely to be more medically complex than those discharged to their homes. Generally, older and sicker patients require more medical oversight and intervention. That being said, SNF’s must provide a high level of cardiac care to those in need to prevent re-hospitalization. While focus on…

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Post-Acute Rehabilitation for Today’s Patients

By grossepoint | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Post-acute rehabilitation has evolved through the years to better meet patients’ needs. Hospital stays are shorter and shorter, and patients require a robust and dynamic post-acute rehabilitation program. Facilities that have the resources, staff, and vision to provide this are the ones you and your loved ones should consider after a hospitalization.   Types of…

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How to Select the Right Long Term Care Facility

By grossepoint | Jul 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

With so many options available today, choosing a long term care facility can be a major challenge on several levels. It, however, can be much more manageable if there is a plan in place. Preparation is key to choosing the right place for you or your loved ones. This article will explore how to make…

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